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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:57 AM   #1
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Apple Announces New Mac Pros With Up to 12 Cores, SSD Options






Apple today announced an update to its Mac Pro line, offering up to 12 cores of processing power for up to 50% greater performance than the previous generation. The new Mac Pro also ships with new ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics hardware, with the Radeon HD 5870 available as a build-to-order-option.

Also available for the first time are standard display connectivity of two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port, as well as build-to-order options for 512 GB solid state drives (SSD).

Base configurations include:

- $2499: 1x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core / 3GB RAM / 1 TB HD
- $3499: 2x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core / 6 GB RAM / 1 TB HD

12-core options at either 2.66 GHz or 2.93 GHz push the starting price to $4999. All models are set to begin shipping in August.

Article Link: Apple Announces New Mac Pros With Up to 12 Cores, SSD Options
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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Wooo! Finally!
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:58 AM   #3
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Nice nice upgrade options but WOW what a price range!!
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:58 AM   #4
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I just want to buy the 5870 for my 2008 Mac Pro.

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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:59 AM   #5
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:59 AM   #6
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It is announced in time for SC2 and will be ready in time for Catacylsm
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:00 AM   #7
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Wow, amazing, my predictions of only a CPU and GPU bump with the same price was correct.

Hey, maybe I should predict these things more often!?
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Woo hoo finally!

But $4999? Dang man. That's a lot of cash.

This was long over due.

Do they have the rumored USB 3.0?
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It is announced in time for SC2 and will be ready in time for Catacylsm
...how elite!
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:02 AM   #10
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That is one heck of a price.
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Yay!!

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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:04 AM   #12
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12 cores

12 cores is that enough?
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:04 AM   #13
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:04 AM   #14
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I'm a little disappointed the low end Mac Pro didn't really get that great of a refresh. I guess I wanted the low end to have six cores @ $2499 and the high end to have 8 @3499 with a BTO option of 12 cores. That would have been a much better value.
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Phew. Now I have no excuses to not buy a Pro.

But I really wish they would have done just a little something to tweak the external design. It isn't timeless, it looks just like what it is - 7 years old. Oh well.
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If 1000 of you guys sent me $5...I'd be very grateful

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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:06 AM   #17
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Argggh now I have a decision to make. No USB 3 or possibility of lightpeak, higher prices for an 8 core (I won't go down to a quad core system), the graphics card is great, but overall undecided.


2.8 8 core Xeon
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1 TB SATA drive, expandable to 8 TB internal SATA drives
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Hmmmm, Blu Ray drive

I'll even through in adobe CS5 Mastee Collection, Snow Leopard, iLife '09, iWork '09

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Does anyone see the 12 core option? :S
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Woo hoo finally!

But $4999? Dang man. That's a lot of cash.

This was long over due.

Do they have the rumored USB 3.0?
No USB 3.0 and No FW1600, but AirPort is finally standard.
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Woo hoo finally!

But $4999? Dang man. That's a lot of cash.

This was long over due.

Do they have the rumored USB 3.0?
Looking at the UK site.. you US folks are getting the prices:

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Quad-core starting at 1999.
8-core starting at 2799.
No 12 core price up yet..
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:06 AM   #21
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No USB3, that means ill sit this on out

Very disappointing there is no USB3 or new Fire wire connections, not going to buy this generation.

Btw, if i go to the online store now and try to configure a 12 core machine i cant, is the store updated at all?
Don't see any SSD options either.
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512 GB SSD. Holy crap! That's gotta be insanely expensive.
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Yow

Top end is too rich for me. Glad I went with Corei7 iMac last month.

But I'd love a 12-core Mac Pro just to play with. I'd be spoiled for life in terms of what it could do. I predict lots of dissappointed folks though. They want a built-in holodeck and massively changed exterior for no good reason.
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If 1000 of you guys sent me $5...I'd be very greatful
Or how about 5000 of you send me a dollar. It'd be cheaper that way.
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